Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team RC213V) has become the 2019 FIM*1 MotoGP World Champion at Round 15, the Thailand Grand Prix (held on October 6 at Chang International Circuit in Buriram). This is Marquez’s fourth consecutive premier class title and sixth time he has taken the MotoGP Championship in his career.
Riding Honda’s RC213V factory bike, Marquez had a solid start to his fourth consecutive title this season, finishing second in the opening round and winning Round 2. Despite missing out on the podium at the following Grand Prix of the Americas, he went on to win eight rounds, and finish second in another four, finishing on the podium and amassing points in all but one round to date. Marquez secured the championship title once again with four of the 19 rounds remaining.
Marquez became the youngest MotoGP champion after winning his first championship in his debut year in 2013, when he joined Honda’s HRC factory team Repsol Honda Team. The following year he won the first ten rounds and became champion once again with a total of 13 wins. Although he missed out on yet another championship title in 2015, he had his revenge in 2016, clinching his third title. In his MotoGP career to date*2, Marquez has been on pole position a record-setting 61 times, and has won 53 Grands Prix (4th in the history of MotoGP).
*1 FIM: Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme
*2 As of the end of Round 15, Thailand
“It is a great feeling to be World Champion with Honda again. 2019 has been one of my most consistent seasons. We fought hard when we had to and all of the team and Honda have done such an incredible job to bring us to this level. Celebrating Honda Racing’s 60th anniversary with the MotoGP title it a great honor and I am pleased I could do this for Honda. I want to thank everyone who has been involved in this season and the fans who always support us.”
Yoshishige Nomura, HRC President
“Marc [Marquez] did a magnificent job once again to win his sixth MotoGP title on Honda’s 60th anniversary of World Grand Prix racing. I wholeheartedly salute his dauntless riding that mesmerizes his fans, supported by his persistent training and mature attitude towards racing. I’m grateful for all the support in winning the championship he had from the team staff, the many sponsors who support our racing activities, and MotoGP fans worldwide.”
About Marc Marquez
Birth date: February 17, 1993 Birthplace: Spain
2008 Debuts in World Grand Prix racing, 125cc class 13th 2009 World Grand Prix 125cc class 8th
2010 World Grand Prix 125cc class champion 2011 Moto2 class 2nd
2012 Moto2 class champion
2013 MotoGP class champion
2014 MotoGP class champion
2015 MotoGP class 3rd
2016 MotoGP class champion
2017 MotoGP class champion
2018 MotoGP class champion
2019 MotoGP class champion